Mary Skelter: Nightmares was one of Compile Heart’s best-selling titles of late but there was more to the reason why it is getting a sequel, and it is mostly thanks to all the support from fans. Director Atsushi Ishizuka recently shared more about it in this week’s issue of Dengeki PlayStation. [Thanks, Ryokutya2089.]
Atsushi Ishizuka, Director: “Part 2 was able to happen thanks to all the players. For a while, we were getting illustrations from fans on Twitter on a daily basis, and we received so much more support than we could ever imagine from fans voicing their desire for a sequel, and that’s what started the plans for part 2. It really shows how much of an effect you get from messages, one way or another.”
Dengeki: I really want to communicate how it is completely okay to start from Mary Skelter 2. If there are feelings you can only get from playing Mary Skelter 2 first and then 1, then I believe the same could be said for those who play 1 first and then 2.
Atsushi Ishizuka: “It was thanks to all the fans that we were able to make a sequel. I’m truly grateful for all of those who asked ‘Are we getting a sequel?’ before announcing part 2. It definitely shows how receiving such voices was able to move this company. I hope that everyone enjoys the sequel that the staff is putting everything into right now, and it would also be nice to have an anime for it. I want to continue expanding on its world so we can show you guys, so it’d bring me great pleasure to see your continued support.”